COBI 5747 – Bell® P-39Q Airacobra (Speed Build Review)

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A US plane in Soviet service looks a little strange, but here too COBI uses a historical background. Thanks to land leases, the Red Army received a lot of western material.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 5747
Theme: Military
Release: 2023
Parts: 380
Figures: 1
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 1 Hours 30 Minutes

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We start the construction with the fuselage of the Airacobra. Here COBI uses construction techniques that the market leader would describe as illegal. Since so many connections are stretched extensively. However, the stability does not suffer and the printed fuselage can easily accommodate the wings. These are built according to the usual pattern and tiled on both sides. A slight angle is achieved by attaching via ball joints.

The chassis consists of the usual molded parts and can be largely folded. Since it sits further back, this model has a front chassis that can be completely lowered despite its length. Only the rear wing, propeller and base are missing. On the latter, the pilot, Alexander Pokryshkin, can be placed with his peaked cap, which is also included.


The story behind this plane is certainly extraordinary. In the end, however, this model remains just another of many similar aircraft from COBI, which is probably only of interest to collectors.

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